Saint Martin: People & Society#

Population31,949 (July 2016 est.)
Ethnic groupsCreole (mulatto), black, Guadeloupe Mestizo (French-East Asia), white, East Indian
LanguagesFrench (official), English, Dutch, French Patois, Spanish, Papiamento (dialect of Netherlands Antilles)
ReligionsRoman Catholic, Jehovah's Witnesses, Protestant, Hindu
Age structure0-14 years: 26.38% (male 4,197/female 4,232)
15-24 years: 10.43% (male 1,656/female 1,676)
25-54 years: 46.87% (male 7,139/female 7,836)
55-64 years: 8.67% (male 1,287/female 1,483)
65 years and over: 7.65% (male 1,085/female 1,358) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 32.3 years
male: 31.3 years
female: 33.2 years (2016 est.)
Population distributionmost of the population is found along the coast, with a largest concentrations around Marigot, Orleans, and Grand-Case
Sex ratioat birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.87 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.93 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Major infectious diseases
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)